Uhlenhuth test

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The Uhlenhuth test, also referred to as the antigenantibody precipitin test for species, is a test which can determine the species of a blood sample. It was invented by Paul Uhlenhuth in 1901, based on the discovery that the blood of different species had one or more characteristic proteins. The test represented a major breakthrough and came to have tremendous importance in forensic science in the 20th century.[1] The test was further refined for forensic use by the Swiss chemist Maurice Müller in the 1960s.[2][3]


  1. ^ Michael Kurland, Irrefutable Evidence: A History of Forensic Science (p. 200), Dee, 2009, ISBN 9781461662396
  2. ^ Keith Inman, Norah Rudin, Principles and Practice of Criminalistics: The Profession of Forensic Science (p. 32), CRC Press, 2000
  3. ^ "The Precipitin Test". prezi.com. Retrieved 2017-12-17.